07577722 is referenced by 383 patents and cites 13 patents.

A provisioning server automatically configures a virtual machine (VM) according to user specifications and then deploys the VM on a physical host. The user may either choose from a list of pre-configured, ready-to-deploy VMs, or he may select which hardware, operating system and application(s) he would like the VM to have. The provisioning server then configures the VM accordingly, if the desired configuration is available, or it applies heuristics to configure a VM that best matches the user's request if it isn't. The invention also includes mechanisms for monitoring the status of VMs and hosts, for migrating VMs between hosts, and for creating a network of VMs.

Title
Provisioning of computer systems using virtual machines
Application Number
10/117143
Publication Number
7577722 (B1)
Application Date
April 5, 2002
Publication Date
August 18, 2009
Inventor
Bich Cau Le
San Jose
CA, US
Pratap Subrahmanyam
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Dragutin Petkovic
Saratoga
CA, US
Dilip Khandekar
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Rajeev Madnawat
Assignee
VMware
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/455
G06F 9/00
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/177
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